Hawks triumph over Carp in Game 3 slugfest

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 31, 2018

Hawks triumph over Carp in Game 3 slugfest

The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks put their fans through a myriad of emotions in Game 3 of the Japan Series. There was the relief of finally scoring first, the rapturous joy of blowing the game open and then the trepidation of watching the Hiroshima Carp claw ...

Japan Series opener ends in 12-inning tie

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 28, 2018

Japan Series opener ends in 12-inning tie

The winner of Game 1 of the 2018 Japan Series was, well, nobody. Although the relievers for the Hiroshima Carp and Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks certainly warrant an honorable mention. The Carp scored twice in the first inning, the Hawks scored twice in the fifth, and neither ...

Carp, Hawks set for Japan Series showdown

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 26, 2018

Carp, Hawks set for Japan Series showdown

Hiroshima Carp manager Koichi Ogata and Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks skipper Kimiyasu Kudo each said they hoped to put on an amazing show during the final Japan Series of the Heisei Era. More importantly, of course, they want to win. The Carp and the Hawks took the ...